Gardens Trust Conference, Mid to Late C20 Designed Landscapes, Overlooked, Undervalued and At Risk

 Courtyard, Bird’s Eye HQ, Walton-on-Thames. Landscape by Philip Hicks. Tandy Slide Collection. © Museum of English Rural Life / Landscape Institute

Courtyard, Bird’s Eye HQ, Walton-on-Thames. Landscape by Philip Hicks. Tandy Slide Collection. © Museum of English Rural Life / Landscape Institute

The newly extended Garden Museum, next door to Lamberth Palace, hosted The Gardens Trust conference.  The purpose of the conference was to promote the understanding and significance of landscapes laid out between the mid 1960s - 1990 and to review how they can be recognised and conserved.  The conclusion was to set up a post-conference project, called Compiling the Record, to aid protection.

Wendy attended the conference and wrote a blog report for the Landscape Institute website.  As a Trustee of the Avon Gardens Trust she is currently helping to co-ordinate nominations of local landscapes to be included on the record.